Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside Cover: Watching the Annealing Process One Polymer Chain at a Time (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10/2011)
An inside view into the annealing process of conjugated polymers is provided by using single-molecule spectroscopy to directly study solvent vapor-induced annealing (SVA) on single conjugated polymer chains embedded in a thin poly(methyl methacrylate) film. In their Communication on page 2257 ff., J. Vogelsang and co-workers report how SVA-induced translocations, folding/unfolding dynamics, and changes in the morphological order of the polymer chains can be observed.